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49 Pa. Code § 21.370. Evaluation.

§ 21.370. Evaluation.

 (a)  As part of the CRNP program approval process, the CRNP program shall submit an outline of, and appropriate time line for, its planned evaluative process. The evaluative process must include, at a minimum, the following:

   (1)  A self-evaluation process completed by faculty, administrators and students of the CRNP program evidencing input into the CRNP program by faculty, administrators and students. The self-evaluative process must include:

     (i)   Peer evaluation of teacher effectiveness.

     (ii)   Student evaluation of teaching and program effectiveness.

     (iii)   Periodic evaluation of the program by faculty, students and graduates of the program.

     (iv)   Periodic evaluation of the program’s human and fiscal resources, program policies, facilities and services.

   (2)  Provisions for the program’s curriculum evaluation process, completed by faculty, students and graduates of the program. The curriculum must:

     (i)   Assess the program’s effectiveness relative to current standards of practice.

     (ii)   Assess the program’s effectiveness relative to current trends in education and health care.

     (iii)   Assess the program’s effectiveness in attaining program objectives.

     (iv)   Demonstrate that curriculum changes have been evaluated by the CRNP program faculty and are consistent with core competencies in the CRNP specialties.

   (3)  Provision for ongoing student evaluative process that assesses the student’s progress toward and ultimate achievement of program objectives. The student evaluative process must:

     (i)   Be evident in the course outlines provided to students at the beginning of each course.

     (ii)   Include documentation of faculty-supervised performance evaluation of students.

     (iii)   Utilize evaluation tools that reflect nurse practitioner National competencies in the specialty areas.

     (iv)   Include student evaluation of the quality of clinical experiences.

 (b)  Programs must measure outcomes of graduates at 1-year and 3-year intervals postgraduation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  21.370 issued under sections 6.1 and 8.1 of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  216.1 and 218.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  21.370 adopted June 2, 2006, effective June 3, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2667.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.363 (relating to process).



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